Communicating through expressive pattern.
Bar lets you interact with your information through your periphery, creating a completely new experience with our technology through just touch and light. The necklace is a simple and beautiful display that communicates information from your phone in a way that is both functional and expressive.
It connects to your phone wirelessly and provides you with important information based on the apps that you already use. Know when you're near someone you care about or that you're getting closer to your destination, different touch and light patterns indicate different information, level of importance, and even help you with directions.
Bar includes 3 modes that you can change at any time by a simple squeeze:
- Navigate: turn-by-turn direction
- Notifications: messages, alerts, & reminders
- Discovery: alerts when something is nearby of interest
Research has indicated that the average person can recognize up to 100 different touch patterns. Bar creates an entirely new communication language through touch and it lets you create and customize your own touch patterns that you can use to communicate with important people invisibly.
Bar includes a simply at-a-glance display that illuminates in a functional and expressive way. The bar's length indicates proximity to a turn or place of interest, or the amount of notifications that you have piling up. The below is an example while in directions mode: